Jobs figures boost Wall Street



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(Close): Shares on Wall Street closed at fresh highs on Friday in response to positive jobs data.

The US economy added 321,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department said, well above analysts' forecasts of about 225,000 new jobs.

The Dow Jones added 58.69 points to finish at 17,958.79, while the S&P 500 added 3.45 points to 2,075.37.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index climbed 11.32 points to close at 4,780.76.

Banks and financial institutions topped the list of gainers on the Dow, with JP Morgan Chase rising 2.15%.

Goldman Sachs closed up 1.82%, while American Express added 0.89%.